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3 to Try - Classy Joints

3 to Try - Classy Joints

Wednesday 03 June 2015

Three to try: Classy joints


48 MacCurtain Street, Cork.

Tel: (021) 455-2279

Style: In the shadow of their courtyard waterfall, it’s always buzzy. Head Chef Bryan McCarthy has won prizes for his contemporary food

Price: Mains €23-€29; Tasting Menu €59

Try: Roast Skeaghnore duck breast, with parsnip, rhubarb, black cabbage, ginger pickled mushrooms, and elderberry jus, €29

Drinks: Wine, from €21.50; pichets, €14.50. Cocktails


367 Clontarf Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3.

Tel: (01) 853-2406

Style: Overlooking Dublin Bay, the holistic approach to food here has been delighting customers for the past dozen plus years. Choices include pastas, salads, burgers, steaks, and healthy juices

Price: Mains €12-€26

Try: Chicken Bang Bang — chicken in a light coconut and lemongrass sauce with brown rice, €16

Drinks: Wine, from €23

NO 35

35 Main Street, Kenmare, Co Kerry.

Tel: (064) 664-1559

Style: Excellent food provenance includes their own rare-breed saddleback pork, Dingle and Castletownbere seafood, and Billy Clifford’s organic vegetables

Price: Mains €14.95-€17.95

Try: Moroccan tagine — Kerry lamb, cous cous, cucumber, and mint yoghurt, €16.95

Drinks: Wine, from €22; Irish craft beers

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